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Karl Eugene Livingston August 20, 1959 - June 23, 2021

Karl was born in Renton, WA in August of 1959 to the parents of Lorraine & Gene Livingston. When he was in the 2nd grade, his family moved from Renton to Richland, WA. In 1971 his family moved to Beaverton, Or, where he went to Highland Middle School then to Beaverton High School.  
 
He enjoyed playing little league baseball throughout his youth. Karl pursued his scholastic goals by first attending Denver University for 2 years, where he majored in Restaurant Management. There, he got his degree and later attended Marylhurst University.
From Denver he came back to Oregon and settled in Ashland for several years. Where he lived with his best friend, Andy. Karl’s favorite music was smooth jazz, old school rock n roll, and easy listening.  He would make his own music on CD’s and take them with him when traveling in his car.  
 
Another favorite pastime of Karl’s was playing golf. He enjoyed playing every Sunday, for 32 years, with his golf buddies: Eric, Skip, Dave, and Rick. They played at Heron Lakes Golf Course. It was a game he both loved and hated at the same time.
 
In June of 1985, he started his career at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Hospital in Clackamas Or, as a chef in the hospital cafeteria. Over the next 36 years, he advanced his career to Materials Specialist and then became the Shipping & Receiving Warehouse Specialist.
 
He met Patti while working at Kaiser and they were married and had their son, Austin in 1992.
 
In July of 2007, he met his current wife, Jennifer through the website: My Space. And they dated for the next 3 years.  
 
In July of 2010, they were married in the backyard of Jennifer’s mother house, where their closest friends and family were together for the ceremony.
Over the next 10 years, they bought their first house together, sold it and moved into a larger house in a nice quiet neighborhood in SE Portland where his wife still resides.
 
Karl is survived by his son & daughter in law, Austin & Becca of Battleground, WA. His wife, Jennifer, of Portland, OR. His two sisters, Jan of Newberg, OR and Lolly of Tacoma, WA. 1 step daughter & son in law, Lindsey & Austin of Canby, OR. 1 step son & daughter in law, Derek & Anfisa of Woodburn, OR. 1 step son, Travis of Beaverton, OR. 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. And many nieces and nephews residing in the Seattle area.
Karl was a great storyteller that pulled you in with his dry sense of humor & would make you laugh to the point of crying from laughing so hard.  
 
He will be missed by all.

 

A viewing will be held from 11a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday, July 11 at Gresham Memorial Chapel.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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    Terry Shrum says

    Karl was a wonderful Brother in Law with a great sense of humor. We are so grateful he came into our Jennifer’s life as the two were matched so well and loved each other so well. ♥️ Jeff and I will miss him very, very much. May he Rest In Peace. God bless Karl♥️

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    Tracy & Ashley Jess says

    Perfect photo of Karl! Love you Jen. Will see you soon!
    Tracy and Ashley

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    Rick Westby says

    To Jennifer, Austin and all of Karl’s family and friends, I was heartbroken to hear of Karl’s passing. I had the privilege of meeting Karl through Skip,Dave and Eric. We spent countless Sunday mornings battling it out on the golf course…always full of good natured insults and ribbing. I will always remember Karl for his kindness and incredibly quick wit.He had an infectious laugh and a good heart.I will miss him, but I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be his friend….

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    Patricia Kitchen says

    To Jennifer, and All of Karl’s Family. I met Karl Working at Kaiser Sunnyside as I work in Purchasing and he worked as The Shipping and Receiving Specialist we worked closely together, I so enjoyed his Dry Sense of Humor and totally got his jokes. Karl was always willing to help me whenever I asked him and was very patient with me when I didn’t always have the info he needed to do his side of the job. I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face whenever I came into the receiving dock at KSMC. My heartfelt Prayers go out to you and your Family. Karl will be Greatly Missed.

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    Shawn Patterson says

    Working with Karl for 10 years out on the dock had built a great friendship. Many times we would stand at the compacter and just chit chat about all kinds of things, golf, tv service dreams he had. And he made them reality. he really enjoyed his nerdieness if that’s a word! once he called me a nerd tech II when I set up my sisters tv without his help. I think he was proud of me HAHA. I miss him already and thought I heard his laugh and load joke telling on the dock the other day. my thoughts and prayers go out to my friend Karls family.

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